"Renison, an Anglican college at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ont., is offering a basic certificate in children's and youth ministry for laity and clergy who are interested in developing their skills for this important work in the church. Participants are required to complete four workshops: capacity building, faith formation, skills, and 'ministering with' (which focuses on principles and approaches of pastoral care with young people and their families, among others)".
"The retired bishop of the diocese of Niagara, Ralph Spence, was recently installed as the new chancellor of Renison University College, in Waterloo, Ont. The ceremony, which took place Sept. 14 , was attended by members of Waterloo's academic and Anglican communities. As chancellor, Bishop Spence is ceremonial head of the institution and will play a pivotal role in guiding Renison as it enters its sixth decade."
"The Renison Institute of Ministry [RIM] at the University of Waterloo's Renison College offers Saturday workshops and certificate courses aimed at parish leaders and others who are looking for a richer, more informed and enhanced role in their faith life." The Institute was founded in 1988 "when the Anglican diocese of Huron determined there was a need to better prepare people for the lay ministries." "Bishop Morse Robinson administered RIM until his retirement. He believed strongly in the need to empower all baptized Christians to be disciples of the church, each with specific ministries". "Before becoming [the current] director of the institute, Ms. [Marilyn] Malton attended courses as a student. She is particularly interested in Christian formation."